Acute Renal Failure

Intrinsic Acute Renal Failure

Intrinsic or intrarenal acute kidney injury (AKI), occurs when direct damage to the kidneys causes a sudden loss in kidney function. Acute tubular necrosis is the most common type of intrinsic acute kidney injury in hospitalized patients. The cause is usually ischemic or nephrotoxic.

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  • Symptoms
  • Decreased urine

    or High urine output

    common

    Feel like vomiting

    or Throwing up

    common

    Fatigue

    common

    Urine with bubbles unrelated to speed of urination or bladder fullness

    common

    Poor appetite

    common

    Unusual lightness of skin color

    or Pale inner surface of eyelids

    common

    High blood pressure

    Blood in urine

    Swelling or lump in eyelid

    • Upper eyelid, Lower eyelid

    • Painless

    or Swelling in lower leg

    • In both lower legs

    or Face swelling

    or Enlarged arms or hands

    or Enlarged feet or ankle

    Muscle pain

    Falling sick easily

    Overweight or obese

  • Risk factors
  • Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug

    or Recent upper respiratory tract infection

    or Use of aminoglycoside

    or Use of penicillin

    or Use of trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole

    or Use of sulfonamide

    or Chemotherapy

    or Use of contrast

    or Use of trimethoprim

  • Treatment
  • The treatment of intrinsic acute kidney injury includes identifying and correcting the cause of the kidney injury.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Acute Renal Failure, then a visit to a general internist is highly recommended.

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    General internist

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